Labour is promising a £3bn plan to offer adults in England free access to retraining to help their job chances and to tackle skills shortages.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner wants to “throw open the door” to adults wanting to learn new skills.
The Lib Dems are promising a £10,000 training grant for each adult, which it calls a “skills wallet”.
The Conservatives have a National Retraining Scheme for adults needing to update their skills for work.
With concerns about automation threatening jobs and warnings from employers about a lack of skilled staff, the political parties are setting out their stall for adult education and retraining.
The CBI business group welcomed making training a priority, saying: “Adult participation in education is at its lowest for…
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